You Are Being Watched. posted
December 1st 2011 at 4:25 PM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launched the website's new project
Thursday, the publication of files it claims shows a global industry
that gives dictatorships tools to spy on their citizens.
In parallel to Assange's announcement, Wikileaks' partner Owni.fr
released evidence that a French firm helped Moamer Kadhafi's former
Libyan regime spy on opposition figures living in exile in Britain.
had already been revealed that the electronics firm, Amesys, had worked
with the Libyan regime -- and French rights groups are attempting to
take the group to court -- but Owni's files will prove embarrassing.
appear to show that a manual provided to Libya to operate a "massive
Internet surveillance" set-up known as the Eagle system included the
email addresses and pseudonyms of opposition leaders.
One of them,
74-year-old writer Mahmud Al-Naku, campaigned against Kadhafi in exile
and has now been named his country's ambassador to London by the
victorious new former rebel government.
Another figure on the
surveillance list was Atia Lawgali, 60, who has since been named Libya's
new minister of culture. Several more Libyan and western figures are on
the list, contained in a leaked screenshot.